Robert Rodriguez & John Malkovich Made Movie No One Will See For 100 Years

Making a movie isn’t easy and those that have the chance to do so normally want as many people as possible to see it. However acclaimed director Robert Rodriguez and legendary actor John Malkovich just made a slice of cinema that nobody will actually watch until long after the two are dead. The film is called 100 Years and it will be locked in a vault for 100 years, until November 18th 2115.

A century from now, along with viewing a an old 2D movie cinema goers will be able to enjoy a bottle of Louis XIII Cognac, a luxury brand of booze that is aged for 100 years. Get it?!  In 100 years will our descendants appreciate this piece of long form integrated advertising and marketing or will they be repulsed by it? Or perhaps by then humans will have microchips planted in their eyes that deliver a constant stream of advertising and this attempt at publicity will be seen as quaint.

No actual scenes from the film have been released; however Rodriquez and Malkovich did create several promotional videos. 100 years is a really frickin’ long time and who knows what the world will actually look like by then. I mean old Doc Brown and Marty McFly only traveled 30 years into the future and look how wrong they got it! So in three videos we see a glimpse of three possible futures, Malkovich says;

“An incredibly high tech, beyond computerized version of the world, a post-Chernoybl, back to nature, semi-collapsed civilization and then there was a retro future which was how the future was imagined in science fiction of the 1940s or 50s.”


Here are the three visions of the future as John Malcovich finally uncovers his long lost film;

So who is going to remember some John Malkovich film nobody saw in 100 years? The actual film, will be preserved in a vault and live at the House of Louis XIII in Cognac, France. Metal movie tickets have been distributed to 1000 “influential” people instructing them to invite their descendants to the premier of the film 100 years in the future.  This is either an incredibly wild idea, creating art that won’t be seen in the artist’s lifetime or incredibly lame. I just think that no matter what type of film they have made, the people of the year 2115 will find it lame, the way we would react to a silent movie of 1915. By the 22nd century stories will be experienced in full sensory emersion virtual reality and whatever they film will seem boring and very dates. Although I’m sure there will be some 22nd century hipsters that are into 2D films.


Here the 100 Year filmmakers discuss the project which they say takes place in the present. No matter what you think of the concept this part gave me chills; “My name was John.”

Break Question Of The Day: Do you think anyone will actually watch this movie in 100 years?

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Source: IO9